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Republican Candidates Romney, Giuliani, McCain Repudiated Government Effort to Save Terri Schiavo

Posted by soldierservant on August 21, 2008

This is old, but it demonstrates how the GOP is not pro – life and how they are deceiving Christians. Or at least those Christians that choose to be deceived that is.

Romney, who was supposedly the most pro-life among the candidates, was
the most outspoken against helping Terri Schiavo. All the republicans
are the biggest phonies. They will all burn in hell for their murderous
spirits. Same goes for those who support these vipers. All the
hypocrites talk about how pro-abortion Obama is but it was the
republicans that increased funding for abortion through our taxes. They
wil reap what they sow, even in this life. Our hypocrite of a governor
is not divinely protected. His governor mansion was burned downed
recently. Hypocrites talk about Obama being a divider but it was Bush
that has caused most division. Republicans are all divided now because
those who claim to be pro-life are wondering about McCain. Since there
seems like he may pick Joe Lieberman for VP will cause even more
division. Lieberman’s voting record proves he is pro-abortion. This
country will get exacty what it deserves if they vote for these
scoundrels.

http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2007/may/07052511.html

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More Reasons To Beware Of Mike Huckabee

Posted by soldierservant on December 11, 2007

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Many Christian conservatives see Mike Huckabee as the best candidate
to deliver the GOP from an impending pro-abortion presidential
nomination of either Rudy Giuliani or Mitt Romney. Huckabee is doing
especially well in Iowa, particularly among evangelicals. Is Mike
Huckabee worthy of this support, however? The facts say no.

I have already attempted to warn my evangelical brethren as to the
dangers of supporting Mike Huckabee. See
http://www.chuckbaldwinlive.com/c2007/cbarchive_20071102.html
However, that first column was just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.
Here are more reasons to beware of Mike Huckabee.

Robert Novak recently wrote a column about Mike Huckabee entitled,
“The False Conservative.” In the column he said, “Huckabee is
campaigning as a conservative, but serious Republicans know that he is
a high-tax, protectionist, big-government advocate of a strong hand in
the Oval Office directing the lives of Americans.”

Novak also said, “There is no doubt about Huckabee’s record during a
decade in Little Rock as governor. . . He increased the Arkansas tax
burden by 47 percent, boosting the levies on gasoline and cigarettes.”

Novak continued saying, “Quin Hillyer, a former Arkansas journalist
writing in the conservative American Spectator, called Huckabee ‘a guy
with a thin skin, a nasty vindictive streak.’ Huckabee’s retort was to
attack Hillyer’s journalistic procedures, fitting a mean-spirited
image when he responds to conservative criticism.”

Calling Huckabee a proponent of big-government is an understatement.
“If you listen closely, all the things he supports increase the size,
power and cost of government. From subsidies for energy research to
increasing money for health care and government housing, the size,
power, and cost of government will not shrink under a President Mike
Huckabee; they will increase . . . Mr. Huckabee swore an oath to
support and defend the Constitution when he became governor, yet many
of his proposals are clearly unconstitutional.” (Source: David Ulrich,
Letter of the Week, World Net Daily, 10/26/07)

In addition, Dr. Jerome Corsi reports that “Financial inducements
arranged by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee to establish a Mexican
consular office in Little Rock may have violated state law, according
to an Arkansas attorney.”

Writing for World Net Daily, Dr. Corsi exposed the fact that Mike
Huckabee “worked with some of the state’s most prominent and
politically powerful businesses to establish the [Mexican] consulate
as a magnet for drawing illegal immigrants to the state to accept
low-paying jobs.”

Corsi goes on to report that “Arkansas attorney Chip Sexton provided
WND a written legal brief arguing the state government’s sublease to
Mexico of office space for the consulate was illegal under Arkansas
law. Sexton contended the deal raised questions about the
appropriateness of private citizens and corporations in Arkansas
providing financial incentives for the government of Mexico to locate
a consulate office in Little Rock.”

Corsi also writes that “Robert Trevino, commissioner of Arkansas
Rehabilitation Services, told WND he and Huckabee helped arrange state
and private financial support to induce Mexico to establish the
consulate as a business development ‘quid pro quo.’

“Trevino signed on July 7, 2006, a ‘Facilities Use Agreement’ with
Mexican consular officials to rent state government office space for
$1 a year on the second floor of the Arkansas Rehabilitation Services
building at 26 Corporate Hills in Little Rock.”

According to Sexton, not only did subleasing state government offices
to Mexico violate Arkansas state law under Ark. Code Ann.
22-2-114(C)(i) which provides: “After July 1, 1975, no state agency
shall enter into or renew or otherwise negotiate a lease between
itself as lessor or lessee and a nongovernmental or other government
lessor or lessee,” but it was even more offensive in that “there was
nothing in the lease or other agreements that would have prevented the
Mexican consulate from providing legal assistance to illegal aliens.”

In addition, Corsi also exposed the fact that Mike Huckabee worked
with Mexican President Vicente Fox to help provide cheap Mexican labor
for Tyson foods and other large Arkansas corporations. According to
Corsi, “Trevino confirmed he was state director of the League of
United Latin American Citizens, also known as LULAC, an activist group
strongly advocating for the rights of Hispanic immigrants in the U.S.,
when on Oct. 3, 2003, he accompanied Huckabee in a state airplane to
visit [President Vicente] Fox in Mexico.”

There is more.

The American Spectator reported that “Fourteen times, the ethics
commission–a respected body, not a partisan witch-hunt
group–investigated claims against Huckabee. Five of those times, it
officially reprimanded him. And as only MSNBC among the big national
media has reported at an real length, there were lots of other
mini-scandals and embarrassments along the way.”

Plus, writing for The Washington Times, Greg Pierce quoted Hillyer as
saying, “[Huckabee] used public money for family restaurant meals,
boat expenses, and other personal uses. He tried to claim as his own
some $70,000 of furniture donated to the governor’s mansion. He
repeatedly, and obstinately, against the pleadings even from
conservative columnists and editorials, refused to divulge the names
of donors to a ‘charitable’ organization he set up while lieutenant
governor–an outfit whose main charitable purpose seemed to be to pay
Huckabee to make speeches. Then, as a kicker, he misreported the
income itself from the suspicious ‘charity.'”

Mike Huckabee’s beliefs and actions even border on the bizarre.
According to David Keene, Chairman of the American Conservative Union,
“GOP presidential wannabe Mike Huckabee suggested that as president he
would, for the good of the people, support a federal anti-smoking law.
You see, as governor, Huckabee supported such laws because, well, he
doesn’t like smoking and doesn’t think folks should indulge in so
heath-threatening an activity. If he could move on up to the
presidency, he would continue his abolitionist crusade at the national
level without giving much, if any, thought to the question of whether
the Constitution or anything else would legitimize a federal ban on
smoking.”

I have yet one more word of warning for those evangelicals supporting
Huckabee because he is pro-life: Mike Huckabee will most definitely
support Rudy Giuliani should Giuliani obtain the Republican
nomination. Count on it.

I ask you, how could a committed “pro-life” conservative support a
pro-abortion, pro-gay rights, pro-gun control liberal such as Rudy
Giuliani? He couldn’t.

At the end of the day, however, there is absolutely no question that
Huckabee will support Giuliani (or any other pro-abortion Republican),
because, when all is said and done, Huckabee and his fellow
big-government Republicans have no real commitment to the life issue
or to any other conservative principle.

Let’s say it plainly: Mike Huckabee is just another big-government,
establishment politician who will do nothing to stem the tide of
socialism or fascism (pick your poison) emanating from Washington,
D.C., these days.

Dear Christian friend, don’t be duped by Mike Huckabee.

(c) Chuck Baldwin chuck@chuckbaldwinlive.com www.chuckbaldwinlive.com

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Christians Should Support Constitutional Government

Posted by soldierservant on November 12, 2007

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I was honored to speak before the National Committee of the
Constitution Party on Thursday, October 25, 2007 in Council Bluffs,
Iowa. Today’s column is a condensed version of that address.

Daniel Webster is regarded as perhaps America’s most notable jurist.
Webster said, “Hold on, my friends, to the Constitution and to the
Republic for which it stands. Miracles do not cluster, and what has
happened once in 6000 years may not happen again. Hold on to the
Constitution, for if the American Constitution should fail, there will
be anarchy throughout the world.”

He also said, “The hand that destroys the Constitution rends our Union
asunder forever.”

Please remember that this is the same Daniel Webster who said: “If we
abide by the principles taught in the Bible, our country will go on
prospering and to prosper; but if we and our posterity neglect its
instruction and authority, no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe
may overwhelm us and bury all our glory in profound obscurity.”

You see how Daniel Webster (like most of America’s founders) was a man
with deeply-held Christian convictions. He believed the Bible. He was
a devout believer. And he found no contradictions between the Bible
and the Constitution. In fact, he believed (as do I) that the
Constitution is the best safeguard for Christian liberty that we have.

When any constitutionally-elected officeholder assumes office, he or
she promises to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the
United States. They don’t promise to represent “conservative
principles” or to be “loyal to a political party,” etc. The
Constitution is the contract between “We the people” and our civil
magistrates.

When you or I hire an electrician or plumber to do work for us, we
sign a contract for specific work to be done. And at the end of the
day, I really don’t care whether he claims to be a Christian or where
he goes to church or how religious he claims to be. When the work is
finished, I want my lights to turn on and my toilet to flush. In other
words, I expect him to live up to his contract.

When we elect people to public office, we should expect only one
thing: that they uphold their contract to preserve, protect, and
defend the Constitution of the United States.

You see, adherence to the Constitution protects our freedom of speech
and assembly; our freedom of worship; our right to keep and bear arms;
our right to a trial by jury; the right to be secure in our own homes
against police overreach; our right to witness for Christ in public,
as a Christian; the right to own property; the right to not be
deprived of life or property without due process of law; the right to
face our accusers, and the right to keep government local and limited.

In fact, keeping government local and limited is the cornerstone
doctrine of American government. In most nations, the federal
government holds power over virtually every area of the lives of its
people. Not so in America–at least, not in the America that was
originally crafted.

Most of the problems that we are now dealing with socially,
culturally, financially, etc., stem from America abandoning the basic
founding principle that “the government that governs least governs
best.”

Accordingly, America’s commitment to life, liberty, and the pursuit of
happiness has been (and is being) systematically stripped from us–not
by State legislatures, but mostly by agencies of the federal
government.

Consider how it has been federal courts that have banned prayer in
school, and legalized abortion and homosexual marriage. Even in the
liberal State of Massachusetts it was the courts (along with a
compliant liberal governor, Mitt Romney), that forced acceptance of
homosexual marriage upon the people.

Today, we have federal departments and agencies almost without number.
We have the Department of Education, the Department of Transportation,
the Department of Energy, the Department of Homeland Security, the
Department of Agriculture, the Department of Commerce, the Department
of Health and Human Services, the Department of Housing and Urban
Development, the Department of Justice, the Department of Labor, the
Department of State, the Department of the Treasury, the Department of
the Interior, etc., etc., ad infinitum, ad nauseum.

Each and every federal department and agency, in its own way and for
its own purposes, to one degree or another, ignores or violates
constitutional government. And as a result, they contravene and strip
away the rights and freedoms of States collectively and of the people
individually.

The result of this gargantuan federal monstrosity includes
back-breaking taxation and over-regulation, which fuel inflation,
stymie productivity, and invite foreign influence.

One only has to observe how President Bush is now appealing to the
U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of an illegal Mexican alien who raped and
murdered two Houston, Texas teenagers, arguing that his death sentence
should be overturned and that he should be given a new trial. Bush’s
reason? Illegal aliens should be under the authority of a UN “world
court” instead of the State of Texas’ authority.

Observe how Bush is pushing for amnesty for illegal aliens. See how he
has merged these United States into a regional government by signing
onto the Security and Prosperity Partnership agreement with Canada and
Mexico. See how he is pushing for a NAFTA superhighway. Observe how he
and other globalists are planning to replace the U.S. dollar with a
regional, multinational currency called the Amero.

Furthermore, virtually every administration for the last fifty years
has engaged in an aggressive nation-building foreign policy. (Can
anyone say, “Iraq”?) In addition, in contradiction to the stated
warnings of our nation’s founders, they have actively pursued
entangling alliances with unfriendly governments. The past three
administrations in particular have deliberately steered our country
down a path of multiculturalism, globalism, and elitism.

Pastors, especially, should fight for constitutional government! Do
you preachers really think that there will be any room for the
old-time Gospel when the globalists and elitists in the federal
government have finished with their diabolical schemes?

Already, President Bush repeatedly tells us that Christians and
Muslims–and all other religions–worship the same God. How long will
you preachers be able to preach the narrow message of salvation, that
Christ is the only way to Heaven, when Bush’s doctrine of Universalism
is the accepted religion? And make no mistake about it: Universalism
is the national religion of the United Nations, the European Union,
and the emerging North American Union.

The Department of Homeland Security is already holding seminars for
pastors, instructing them how they should ask their congregants to
turn in their firearms in the event that the President declares a
national emergency. How many of you pastors are prepared to become an
instrument of gun confiscation for global government?

This is what happens when we abandon constitutional government.

It is not enough that a candidate says he is a Christian. Every
politician I know, or have ever known, says they are a Christian–at
least every four years. It is not enough that a candidate carries a
giant-print Bible to church. It is not enough that he says he prays or
says that “faith is important.”

The truth is, if the candidate is a sincere Christian, he or she will
all the more readily obey his or her oath to preserve, protect, and
defend the Constitution of the United States. After all, does not our
Lord tell us that our yea is to be yea and our nay is to be nay? In
other words, genuine believers are to be true to their word. How,
then, could a true Christian make a promise before God and the
American people to preserve, protect, and defend the U.S. Constitution
and then turn around and ignore that promise? He couldn’t.

Therefore, a professing believer who is elected to public office and
then ignores his or her promise to the Constitution proves that he or
she is not a true Christian but a phony who only uses a religious
testimony to dupe Christians.

Take the issue of abortion, for example. Ron Paul proposed the
“Sanctity of Life Act of 2005” (and 2007), which would require that
“human life shall be deemed to exist from conception, without regard
to race, sex, age, health, defect, or condition of dependency”

The bill also provides that “the Congress recognizes that each State
has the authority to protect unborn children…” And that “the Supreme
Court shall not have jurisdiction to review …the performance of
abortions; or the provision of public expenses of funds, facilities,
personnel, or other assistance for the performance of abortions.”

In other words, Dr. Paul understands that Article. III. Section. 2. of
the U.S. Constitution gives to Congress the authority to rein in an
abusive judiciary and take the issue of abortion (or homosexual
marriage or fill in the blank) out from under the jurisdiction of the
Court. This means that should Congressman Paul’s bill become law,
abortion on demand ends and Roe v Wade is overturned.

So, please tell me why, after having control of both houses of
Congress and the White House for six years, did these “pro-life”
Republicans in Congress and a “pro-life” President not pass Dr.
Paul’s bill?  Why? Because they really do not give a hoot about
abortion, but only use pro-life rhetoric to dupe conservative voters.

In addition, those conservatives who have followed President Bush’s
preemptive war doctrine are the ones who have abandoned historical
conservative principles. Before G.W. Bush changed the landscape,
conservatives–especially Christian conservatives–mostly subscribed
to Augustine’s “just war” theory regarding accepted protocols for the
conduct of war. Today, however, many professing conservatives have
foolishly followed Bush’s “preemptive war” theory, which, before now,
was practiced mostly by pagan emperors. As Christians, however, we
should still subscribe to “just war.”

In concert with “just war” philosophy (not to mention American
history), Christians should agree with Ron Paul’s approach to dealing
with terrorists. He authored H.R. 3076, the September 11 Marque and
Reprisal Act of 2001. According to Paul, “A letter of marque and
reprisal is a constitutional tool specifically designed to give the
president the authority to respond with appropriate force to those
non-state actors who wage war against the United States while limiting
his authority to only those responsible for the atrocities of that
day. Such a limited authorization is consistent with the doctrine of
just war and the practical aim of keeping Americans safe while
minimizing the costs in blood and treasure of waging such an
operation.”

This is precisely what President Thomas Jefferson did when America’s
ships were confronted with Barbary pirates on the high seas.

If the United States government had listened to Ron Paul, we would not
have lost nearly 4,000 American soldiers and Marines, spent over $1
trillion, and gotten bogged down in an endless civil war from which
there is no equitable extraction. Furthermore, had we listened to Dr.
Paul, Osama bin Laden would no doubt be dead, as would most of his
al-Qaeda operatives, and we would be less vulnerable to future
terrorist attacks, instead of being more vulnerable, which is the case
today.

How can anyone say with a straight face that they are fighting a war
on terrorism while at the same time doing absolutely nothing to secure
our borders and ports?!

I submit that every true American, especially conservative Christians,
should enthusiastically support constitutional government. I further
believe that a President who would take his oath to the Constitution
seriously would bring a new birth of freedom to America the likes of
which has not been seen since 1776. May God give us such a man!

(c) Chuck Baldwin chuck@chuckbaldwinlive.com

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